Personal details

Bess Nkabinde (born Motsatsi) was born in Silwerkrans/Tlokweng (North West Province) on 15 May 1959.  She is blessed with four children.


She matriculated at Mariasdal High School, Tweespruit, Free State Province in 1979. She obtained a BProc degree at the University of Zululand in 1983.  In 1986, she obtained an LLB from North West University.  She was awarded a Diploma in Industrial Relations with Distinction in 1987.


Professional History



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Other Involvements


(August 2007-DAKAR, SENEGAL) 


The moot Court is one of the most useful mediums for contact and exchange between law students, academics and Judges from all over Africa on issues concerning human rights.  The Centre for Human Rights was awarded the UNESCO 2006 Prize for Human Rights Education on recognition of its contribution to human rights education on the continent through the Moot Court Competition and the LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa.  

Teaching/Conducting seminars for post-graduate students at the University of Maryland, School of Law faculty on the topic of: “Introduction to South African Constitutional Jurisprudence”. 



JSC interview
Bess Nkabinde-Mmono was born in Silwerkrans/Tlokweng (North West Province) in 1959.  She is married and has four children